- Identification and Creation
- Physical Descriptions
- Oil on canvas
- 106.5 x 83.5 cm (41 15/16 x 32 7/8 in.)
framed: 128.4 x 105.7 x 7.6 cm (50 9/16 x 41 5/8 x 3 in.)
- Mrs. Warters (who purportedly knew Whitefield); gift to Mr. H. P. Oliver; bequest to his wife, Sarah H. Oliver; her gift to Harvard University, 1852.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Mrs. H. P. (Sarah H.) Oliver to Harvard College, 1852
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Publication History
Justin Winsor, The Memorial History of Boston, James R. Osgood & Co. (Boston, MA, 1881), pp. 231-239, ill. p. 238
William Garrott Brown, A List of Portraits in the Various Buildings of Harvard University, Harvard University Library (Cambridge, MA, 1898), p. 44
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin and His Circle, exh. cat., Plantin Press (New York, NY, 1936), p. 50, cat. 79
Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), pp. 145-146
Alan Burroughs, Limners and Likenesses: Three Centuries of American Painting, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), p. 51, fig. 42
Historical Records Survey, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Works Progress Administration, American Portraits, 1620-1825, found in Massachusetts, Volumes 1 and 2, Historical Records Survey (Boston, MA, 1939), p. 461, cat. 2444
Harvey Wish, Society and Thought in Early America: A Social and Intellectual History of the American People through 1865, Longmans, Green and Co. (New York, NY, 1950), ill. opp. p. 117
Max Savelle, Seeds of Liberty: The Genesis of the American Mind, University of Washington Press (Seattle, WA, 1965), p. 61, ill.
Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand, and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 4, ill.
Anne H. Vogel, American Colonial Portraits from the Fogg Art Museum and Harvard University, exh. cat., Milwaukee Art Museum (Mikwaukee, WI, 1983), ill. n.p.
Frank Lambert, "Pedlar in Divinity": George Whitefield and the Transatlantic Revivals, 1737-1770, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ, 1994), pp. 4-5, fig. 1
Robert W. Brockway, A Wonderful Work of God, Puritanism and the Great Awakening, Lehigh University Press (Bethlehem, PA, 2003), p. 70, ill.
Hughes Oliphant Old, The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2004), cover
John C. Eastberg and Eric Vogel, Layton's Legacy: A Historic American Art Collection, 1888-2013, University of Wisconsin, Madison (Milwaukee and Madison, 2013), p. 384, ill. p. 386
Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press (U.S.) and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), pp. 80-81, 487, cat. 32, ill.
Peter Benes, For a Short Time Only: Itinerants and the Resurgence of Popular Culture in Early America (Amherst, MA, 2016), p. 256, repr.
- Exhibition History
Benjamin Franklin and his Circle, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 05/11/1936 - 09/13/1936
Likeness of America 1680-1820, Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, 01/01/1949 - 12/31/1949
The American Spirit in Portraiture, 1675 - 1900, Fogg Art Museum, 01/19/1951 - 02/24/1951
Old South, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 05/06/1969 - 06/01/1969
American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972
Paul Revere's Boston 1735-1818, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 04/18/1975 - 10/12/1975
American Colonial Portraits from the Fogg Art Museum and Harvard University, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, 06/01/1983 - 06/30/1983
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic, Library of Congress, Washington D.C., 06/01/1998 - 08/30/1998
- Related Works
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